Shifting from Platonism to Aristotelianism

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    Nov 02, 2015 1:34 AM GMT
    Platonic:

    I see the shadow. The shadow is real.
    The unseen cause of the shadow is more real than the apparent physical.

    Aristotle:

    I kick the stone.
    My toe bleeds and breaks.
    The physical world is more real than the unseen.

    Sort of Now:

    What cannot be seen with the naked eye becomes real:

    Higgs Boson
    Leptons
    Gluons

    Oh, just see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_particles
  • JackNNJ

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    Nov 02, 2015 4:19 PM GMT
    Aristotle may not have been big on actual observation.

    "Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives’ mouths." (Russell.)

    Apocryphal, perhaps. Many explanations have been given for Ari's evident lack of rigor.
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    Nov 22, 2015 12:20 AM GMT
    JackNNJ saidAristotle may not have been big on actual observation.

    "Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives’ mouths." (Russell.)

    Apocryphal, perhaps. Many explanations have been given for Ari's evident lack of rigor.


    His lack of rigor?

    His Science was Natural Science.
    That's why his science has not withstood the test of time.
    When would a person come into contact with a boson particle?